Research Week of the Faculty of Sports, Allied Health and Performance Sciences

From Monday June 28 to Thursday July 1, 2021
Online via Zoom

First session: Welcome

Monday June 28: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Welcome and introduction: Dr Jamie North and Anthony McClaran, Vice-Chancellor
  • Opening speaker: Dr James Rumbold – “What works, for whom and why? “

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Theme 1: Female and exercising athletes

Session chair: Jamie North

Monday June 28: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Discussion 1: Emily Bowring: The effect of the menstrual cycle and hormonal contraceptives on training volume, intensity and grip in endurance runners
  • Discussion 2: Kat Kryger: Women’s Football Research: A Scope Review
  • Conference 3: Britta Maria Sorensen: A case study approach to monitor real-time running pain and the adaptation experiences of the female ultra-athlete
  • Lecture 4: Luke Woodhouse: Physical performance and physical characteristics of the matches of international women rugby players

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Theme 2: Performance science

Chairperson: Carla Meijen

Monday June 28: 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Discussion 1: Ciara Everard: Sports injury experiences of elite track athletes: a narrative analysis
  • Discussion 2: James Fleming: Significant energy deficit and suboptimal sleep at an elite youth tennis training camp
  • Lecture 3: Luke Edinborough: Objective sleep quality in U18 professional footballers: a longitudinal observational study using intra-subject linear mixed model analysis

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Theme three: Learning and learning environments

Chairperson: Kyriaki Myrissa

Tuesday June 29: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Discussion 1: Alex Woodhead: Corticospinal and spinal adaptations to lower limb motor skills training in healthy individuals: a meta-analysis and synthesis of the best evidence
  • Conference 2: Claire Mulvenna (presentation by Tom Hounsell): A review of the role of performance analysis in youth football academies – Understanding the behavior of players and coaches
  • Discussion 3: Maeve Murray: Comparison of Raw Engine Development Test – Second Edition and Raw Engine Development Test Third Edition: Can You Predict FMS Proficiency?
  • Conference 4: Anne Majumdar: Lessons for the recruitment of SAHPS students on the obstacles and facilitators of reaching registration as the first of their family to attend the ES

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Theme Four: Health Research

Chairperson: Anne Majumdar

Tuesday June 29: 2:30 p.m.

  • Discussion 1: Antony Laban-Sharman: Self-care practices for anxiety during the UK COVID-19 pandemic in adults
  • Discussion 2: Fiona Leggat: An Assessment of Narrative Pedagogy as a Knowledge Translation Tool in the National Health Service (NHS)
  • Speech 3: Ammi King: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of genotype-based diet or physical activity advice on behavior change in healthy individuals and individuals “at risk” for cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes or obesity

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Fifth theme: Health research and practice

Chairperson: Silvia Riva

Wednesday June 30: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

  • Discussion 1: Leta Pilic: Collaborative research on salt-sensitive hypertension in Zambia
  • Discussion 2: Elisabetta Canetta: Orthotics management in post-stroke rehabilitation
  • Discussion 3: Yiannis Mavrommatis: The association between genetics, diet and the risk of type 2 diabetes in healthy adults

Launch Theme Five webinar

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Mini-Orals: (Session 1)

Chairperson: Abbe Brady

Wednesday June 30: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Conference 1: André Roca and Paul Ford: Developmental activities that contribute to creative decision making in skilled soccer players
  • Conference 2: Charlotte Foster-Brown, Anne Majumdar: Integration challenges encountered by adult SAHPS students and obstacles / determinants that led to enrollment
  • Discussion 3: Elaine Mullally: Location and Mechanism of Non-Contact Knee Injuries in Adult Netball: A Systematic Review
  • Discussion 4: Jesse Gilham: Rugby place kick and physical maturation

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Mini-Orals: (Session 2)

Wednesday June 30: 2:00 p.m.

  • Conference 1: Jourdana Durrell: An Overview of Children’s Physical Activity Behavior: A Teacher’s Perspective
  • Discussion 2: Luke Hughes: Reduced sensitivity to pain with aerobic exercise restricted to blood flow
  • Lecture 3: Rishi Patel, Sarah Coakley, Jamie Tallent, Alex Woodhead, Jess Hill, John Pattison: Physiology: Heat exercise and heat acclimatization strategies
  • Discussion 4: Ross Wadey: Challenging the Status Quo of Sports Injury Psychology
  • Discussion 5: Silvia Riva: Long-term cognitive impairment in blood diseases: the case of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

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Theme 6: Recovery and training load

Chairperson: Jamie Tallent

Thursday July 1: 10:30 am-11:30am

  • Lecture 1: Jess Hill et al: Performance recovery following exercise-induced muscle damage recovery strategies
  • Discussion 2: Stephen Patterson: The effect of acute and repeated ischemic preconditioning on recovery from exercise-induced muscle injury
  • Discussion 3: Joe Shaw: Professional ballet training load

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Theme Seven: Elite Performers and Performance Environments

Chairperson: Jamie North

Thursday July 1: 2:30 p.m.

  • Discussion 1: Sam Callaghan: Not as simple as it sounds: front foot contact kinetics, muscle function and ball release speed in bowlers to the beat of cricket
  • Discussion 2: Jade Salim & Stacy Winter: All that glitters is not gold: the perceived long-term impacts of being an elite gymnast
  • Discussion 3: Carla Meijen: Walking on thin ice: exploring the demands and ways to cope on an extreme expedition
  • Speech 4: Mark Glaister: Caffeine and sprint cycling performance: the influence of torque factor and sprint duration
  • Talk 5: Hannah levi: Perceptions of Coaches Working with Elite Female Athletes: A Critical Feminist Approach

Closing and presentation of student prizes

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Password for all webinars: SAHPS2021

From Monday June 28 to Thursday July 1, 2021
Online via Zoom

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For more information on this event, please contact Dr Jamie North (Associate Dean – Research and Enterprise):
Phone : 020 8240 4182

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